A round-up of recent developments in the US solar market, including news of Vivint Solar sealing US$300 million of tax equity commitments and Bank of America signing a solar PPA in Texas.
Solarcentury and Dutch banking firm Rabobank have reached financial close on a €20 million (US$22.4 million) deal to support the development of two utility-scale solar farms in the Netherlands.
Sonnedix and French financier Natixis have closed senior financing facilities to bring forward up to 100MWp of solar in Chile.
A just-commissioned solar and battery storage system will reduce diesel consumption by at least 80% at a base for 300 humanitarian workers in South Sudan managed by UN migration body IOM.
Solar developers in Italy are tweaking financial models to circumvent delays to the signing of power purchase agreements.
US-based independent power producer (IPP) sPower has closed a US$350 million tax equity commitment from banking giant Wells Fargo to support its Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center project.
ACWA Power-led consortium taps six international and local lenders for US$275 million in senior debt.
PV monitoring specialist Solytic has targeted a ten-fold increase in the number of systems it monitors after concluding a Series A funding round led by energy giant Vattenfall.
The developer will see its trade financing facility swell to €200 million (US$220 million) after striking an agreement with Dutch bank ABN AMRO.
The EU has committed to lending €145 million (US$163 million) and the ICO up to €140 million (US$156 million) to the largest solar project under construction in Europe.
Mineral recycling and renewable-powered mines will be backed through US$50m scheme to offset environmental impacts of race for lithium and others.
Concessional loans could shorten solar’s journey towards cost parity in Thailand and more developed emerging markets, says new BNEF study.
Battery technologies hold most potential for nearly two-thirds of asset owners and managers polled by Aquila Capital.
Builder SHS Holdings warns country’s authorities could tear up PPA as plant may not be delivered in time despite deadline extension.
International infrastructure investor John Laing Group has closed financing on its 174.9MW Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia, which is being developed by Esco Pacific.